Bonhoeffer’s Poem

I have long been reader and fan of Bonhoeffer. Indeed, I wore out a copy of Letters and Papers from Prison that my daughter happily replaced for me one Christmas morning a dozen years back. Today, in my reading I was reminded of this famous poem by Bonhoeffer, and I thought, “This is worth passing … More Bonhoeffer’s Poem

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The Living Water for a New Year

In the 19th Century, German explorer Alois Musil discovered that Arabic had 45 different words for types of “natural, enhanced, or wholly artificial water-retaining stuctures.”* When something is rare, water in a desert, a whole language is created to express its value. Bedouin shepherds know that without water they, their families and their flocks are … More The Living Water for a New Year

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Too Many Churches Are Pursuing the Wrong Measures of Success

“God does not measure success in the same way we do. It is often through what appears to be the greatest human failures and tragedies that God is most directly at work bringing about his sovereign purposes for his church and for us.” Rethinking the Successful Church, by Samuel d. Rima, p. 58 Too many … More Too Many Churches Are Pursuing the Wrong Measures of Success

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